Self-reported disability in adults with severe obesity

I. Kyrou, G. Osei-Assibey, N. Williams, R. Thomas, L. Halder, Shahrad Taheri, P. Saravanan, S. Kumar

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Self-reported disability in performing daily life activities was assessed in adults with severe obesity (BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2) using the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ). 262 participants were recruited into three BMI groups: Group I: 35-39.99 kg/m2; Group II: 40-44.99 kg/m2; Group III: ≥45.0 kg/m2. Progressively increasing HAQ scores were documented with higher BMI; Group I HAQ score: 0.125 (median) (range: 0-1.75); Group II HAQ score: 0.375 (0-2.5); Group III HAQ score: 0.75 (0-2.65) (Group III versus II P < 0.001; Group III versus I P < 0.001; Group II versus I P = 0.004). HAQ score strongly correlated with BMI and age. Nearly three-fourths of the study participants reported some degree of disability (HAQ score > 0). The prevalence of this degree of disability increased with increasing BMI and age. It also correlated to type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and clinical depression, but not to gender. Our data suggest that severe obesity is associated with self-reported disability in performing common daily life activities, with increasing degree of disability as BMI increases over 35 kg/m2. Functional assessment is crucial in obesity management, and establishing the disability profiles of obese patients is integral to both meet the specific healthcare needs of individuals and develop evidence-based public health programs, interventions, and priorities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number918402
JournalJournal of Obesity
Volume2011
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Publication statusPublished - 2011
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Kyrou, I., Osei-Assibey, G., Williams, N., Thomas, R., Halder, L., Taheri, S., ... Kumar, S. (2011). Self-reported disability in adults with severe obesity. Journal of Obesity, 2011, [918402]. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/918402

Self-reported disability in adults with severe obesity. / Kyrou, I.; Osei-Assibey, G.; Williams, N.; Thomas, R.; Halder, L.; Taheri, Shahrad; Saravanan, P.; Kumar, S.

In: Journal of Obesity, Vol. 2011, 918402, 2011.

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Kyrou, I, Osei-Assibey, G, Williams, N, Thomas, R, Halder, L, Taheri, S, Saravanan, P & Kumar, S 2011, 'Self-reported disability in adults with severe obesity', Journal of Obesity, vol. 2011, 918402. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/918402
Kyrou I, Osei-Assibey G, Williams N, Thomas R, Halder L, Taheri S et al. Self-reported disability in adults with severe obesity. Journal of Obesity. 2011;2011. 918402. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/918402
Kyrou, I. ; Osei-Assibey, G. ; Williams, N. ; Thomas, R. ; Halder, L. ; Taheri, Shahrad ; Saravanan, P. ; Kumar, S. / Self-reported disability in adults with severe obesity. In: Journal of Obesity. 2011 ; Vol. 2011.
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